Calling all fashion enthusiasts! Be on your toes, as top handle bags have been declared a 2023 handbag trend, and you'll see them everywhere this fall. Celebrities and street style stars are styling the polished handbags for all their latest fall 'fits, from posh ensembles like polo shirts, pleated skirts, and Mary Janes to more casual looks like fall sweaters and the latest sneakers.
Fortunately, no two top handles are the same. The style ranges from sophisticated pillowy satchels to quaint leather bucket bags to petite bejeweled mini purses. The best part is that some top handle bags come with a detachable chain or leather strap that you can also fashion into a functional crossbody.
If you haven't dipped your toes yet into the elegant world of top handle bags, we've got you covered with everyday styles, statement options, elegant ones for luxe occasions, and investment-worthy designer pieces. Our trendy list includes handbags in fall 2023's top color trends, such as cherry-red bags from Coperni and Jacquemus. Find your new it-piece in the best top handle bags ahead and start fall on a trendy beat.
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Everyday Top Handle Bags
Elevate your carousel of everyday handbags with a new top handle bag. The styles we've picked are classy enough to wear daily from your work events to meeting friends for dinner.
Plus, these top handle bags are roomy enough to hold all your essentials. Several designs come with a detachable strap for versatility, compartments for organization, and secured closure from magnetic to zippered to drawstrings.
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Shop Kate Spade
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Shop By Anthropologie At Anthropologie
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Shop Rebecca Minkoff At Nordstrom
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Shop Freja New York
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Shop Mansur Gavriel
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Shop Charles & Keith
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Elegant Top Handle Bags
Shop top handle bags with luxe gold hardware in sleek silhouettes from brands like Tory Burch, Phillip Lim, and Ganni. The silhouettes have subtle, eye-catching details like bow handles and soft, rounded edges, which are perfect to pair with wedding guest dresses, professional work events, and other formal events.
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Shop Caterina Bertini At Bloomingdale's
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Shop 3.1 Phillip Lim At Saks Fifth Avenue
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Shop Tory Burch
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Designer Top Handle Bags
Sorry, but we'll have to add these next five top handles to your want list. Along with Bottega Veneta's Wallace, we have other covetable handbag styles like Polène's delicate Numéro Neuf Mini and a new vibrant Kelly green Longchamp bucket bag. All these fashionable handbags are worthy investment pieces, and it's understandable given how stunning they are.
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Shop Bottega Veneta At Saks Fifth Avenue
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Shop Jacquemus At Bergdorf Goodman